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The Friday Five — April 5-7

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published April 3, 2024


1. The Evolution of Baseball and the Detroit Tigers
April 7 • Shelby Township

Presented by members of Rochester Grangers vintage “base ball” team, 1-2:30 p.m. April 7, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township,


Great Gatsby Gala Fundraiser
1920s-themed dinner, specialty cocktails, dancing and more, 6-11 p.m. April 6, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township,

2. Main Street Mini Masters
April 6 • Grosse Pointe

18 holes of miniature golf, foursomes compete as families or adults, includes swag bags, hot dog lunch and prizes for participants, also arts and crafts, games, DJ, selfie station and more, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 6, The Village - Downtown Grosse Pointe, Kercheval Avenue between Cadieux and Neff roads,

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3. Peninsular Printmaker Art Fair
April 6 • Ferndale

Inaugural event featuring 18 creators selling original letterpress, woodcut, linocut, screenprinting, etching, drypoint, intaglio and collagraph art, noon-8 p.m. April 6, Urbanrest Brewery, 2615 Walcott St. in Ferndale, (248) 854-0492

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4. Theater productions
April 5-7 • Various locations

‘The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence’
8 p.m. April 5-6 and 2 p.m. April 7, also April 12-14 and 19-21, The Inspired Acting Company, 1124 E. West Maple Drive in Walled Lake,

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’
Presented by Grosse Pointe Theatre, 8 p.m. April 5-6 and 2 p.m. April 7, also April 10-14, Parcells Middle School, 20600 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Woods,

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‘Shrek The Musical JR.’
11 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 6, and 2 p.m. April 7, Macomb Center for the Perfoming Arts on Macomb Community College - Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township,

5. Franklin’s bicentennial celebration
April 6 • Franklin

First of multiple events in 2024 includes dinner (with beer and wine) and barn dance, also opening of "Hoofing Through History" exhibit about village’s first settlers, adults only, 5:30 p.m. April 6, tent between Village Hall and police station, 32325 Franklin Road,

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Bonus: Egg hunts
April 6 • Roseville and Eastpointe

Post-holiday events include:

Egg hunt for ages 2-10, 10 a.m. April 6, Huron Park, 18605 Frazho Road

Doggie spring egg hunt, 1 p.m. April 6, MiDog Park, 24820 Flower Ave., must have active MiDog Park fob and registration required,

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